Mahatma Gandhi

200 Words Mahatma Gandhi Essay In English

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi is called ‘The father of the nation’. He was born on October 2, 1869, at Porbandar in Gujrat. His father was the Diwan of Rajkot. His mother Mrs. putali Bai was an ideal lady.

After passing matriculation he was sent to England to study law. He returned as a barrister and started his practice in Mumbai.

An Indian firm called him to South Africa for legal advice. His political life began there. He fought for the uplift of the Indians in South Africa with his unique weapons of truth and non-violence until General Law had to come to terms with him.

On his return to India, he took up the case of India’s freedom on the same lines. He started the non-cooperation movement in 1920 and the civil disobedience movement in 1930. He also violated the salt law by making salt from seawater. He started the ‘Quit India’ movement in 1942 against the British and Won freedom for India in 1947.

During this period he went to jail several times. He always followed the path of truth. He made no difference between Hindus and Muslims. He was a good friend of all classes, castes, races, and religions. Alas! A man shot him dead on 30th January 1948 when he was going for his evening prayer.

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